Having stepped back from the Sport she dominated like few others, Serena Williams is ready to reflect.
The tennis great has a two-book deal with the random house publishing group, starting with an “intimate” memoir in which she will open up about everything from her childhood and early tennis training, dramatized in the 2021 film “King Richard,” to her extraordinary career and the obstacles and setbacks she endured along the way. The book is not yet titled and does not have a release date.
The second book, also untitled, will be an “inspirational” work, according to Random House, which announced that “Williams will offer rules for living that draw on her experiences as a philanthropist and advocate, her career as an investment unicorn, and someone who has long sought to lift a diverse and emergent generation of young women whose aspirations are not confined to the court.”
In a press release from Random House, in her new memoir Williams will share her thoughts on “overcoming scrutiny and attacks in a predominantly white and male-dominated sport, navigating devastating losses on and off the court, falling in love with tech entrepreneur alexis ohanian, being a devoted mother to her daughters, olympia and adira, amongst others.
Her previous books include a memoir from 2009, “on the line,” and a picture story, “the adventures of Qai Qai,” released last year.